Avenue U (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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Avenue U
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station AvenueU.jpg
Station statistics
Address Avenue U & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gravesend
Coordinates 40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667Coordinates: 40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B3
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915; 101 years ago (1915-06-22)[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,253,349[2]Increase 0.2%
Rank 333 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Kings Highway: N all times
Next south 86th Street: N all times

Avenue U Station (Dual System BRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 05000675[3]
Added to NRHP July 6, 2005

Avenue U is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Avenue U and West Seventh Street, it is served by the N train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Kings Hwy
to 86 St
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, being renovated until spring of 2017
Northbound local No regular service (Kings Highway)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg does not stop here
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (86th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound platform

This station, which opened on June 22, 1915,[1] has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are in an open cut. The concrete walls are painted beige and the columns are blue.

In 2005, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

This station, along with eight others along the Sea Beach Line, is scheduled for a rehabilitation starting in 2015.[5] The Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed on January 18, 2016, with an expected reopening in spring 2017.[6]


This station has two entrances, both of which are beige station houses at street-level between West Seventh and West Eighth Streets above the tracks and have a single staircase leading to each platform at either ends. The main exit at the south end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Avenue U while the exit at the north end leads to Avenue T and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places: NRHP #05000675
  5. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Coney Island" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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